Robert Ambler Dandridge Sr

21 June 1760–September 1803 (Age 43)
Hanover, Virginia, United States

The Life of Robert Ambler

When Robert Ambler Dandridge Sr was born on 21 June 1760, in Hanover, Virginia, United States, his father, Nathaniel West Dandridge Sr, was 30 and his mother, Dorothea Spotswood, was 26. He married Mildred Aylett Allen about 1775, in Hanover, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died in September 1803, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 43.

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Robert Ambler Dandridge Sr
Mildred Aylett Allen
Marriage: about 1775
Richard Allen Dandridge
Alexander Spotswood Dandridge
Robert Ambler Dandridge Jr
Allen Holmes Dandridge
Elizabeth Terrell Dandridge
Mildred Spottswood Dandridge

Spouse and Children

about 1775
Hanover, Virginia, United States


+1 More Child

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+5 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 16

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 20

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1783 · A Free America

Age 23

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name of uncertain origin, possibly from Tandridge in Surrey, which is named from an unexplained first element + Old English hrycg ‘ridge’, ‘hill’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Robert Ambler Dandridge, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Virginia Will Records, by Judith McGhan, (1993), pp. 707-708: Will of Nathaniel West Dandridge, written 24 September 1782
  • Colonial Families of the USA, 1607-1775

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